Medical exam

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  1. armycadetmom

    armycadetmom New Member

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    My DS was awarded a four year scholarship in November and went to his medical exam yesterday. The entire exam only took 30 minutes and that included the hearing test. The instructions on the Concorde website said the medical exam should take an hour and that there would be a urine test as well. The doctor did not give him a urine test and did not ask any questions of my son regarding a knee problem that he had late this fall (which he has fully recovered from and has been back to playing full time on his basketball team since early December with no issues). My DS brought up the knee issue with the doctor but the doctor did not seem interested in discussing it and asked no questions about any of the items on his medical form.

    I worried that his exam was not as thorough as it should have been and am wondering how this will affect his passing the DODMERB medical exam. Is it a big deal that they did not give him a urine test? Maybe I am overreacting (it wouldn't be the first time). The doctor did tell him that his hearing test was normal so that is a relief.

    Any comments people may have are very welcome.
     
  2. TV4caster

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    I have a related observation/question. My D went for her physical today and was in and out in no time. She texted me that there were no problem. Does that mean the Doc passed her? Would they let you know at the time if there was an issue that needed clarification, or is that the purview of the DODMERB Board?
     
  3. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    The Doctors administering the exams don't "pass" you. They give you routine exam, and take notes on what they observe, and then send that along with your DODMERB questionnaire to DODMERB. It is DODMERB that makes the decision of whether you are qualified or not, based on doctors exam, questionnaire, and eye exam. All my kids exams were very quick. I wouldn't worry. If there was anything incomplete or if he had questions on your son's knee problem he would have clarified it. Depending on what info your son put on the form, He may get a remedial--a request for more info on the knee problem, or may get asked to complete the urine exam that wasn't done. Bottom line, there is nothing you can do now except wait for DODMERBS results, which is usually about 1-2 wks after exam.
     
  4. USMAROTCFamily

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    When DS when in, we asked about the Urinalysis and were told that DODMERB had revised their requirements and no longer require it, even though they have not updated their own correspondence that says that will need one done. He has been cleared through DODMERB now and did not have to submit a urine specimen.
     
  5. armycadetmom

    armycadetmom New Member

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    Thank you everyone for your input. You have all made me feel much better. Now we are just playing the waiting (and hoping) game....
     

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